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European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Wroclaw

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation, organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland.

The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafa Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear the name the 23rd Adolf Anderssen Memorial.

Blitz Championship will be held on 19th December, and Rapid Championship will take place on 20th and 21st December, 2014.

The minimum prize fund for Blitz is 10,000 €, while for rapid is 20,000 € + prizes worth € 2000.

Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, ECU Secretary General and Petr Pisk, ECU Tournament Director will be present at the opening ceremony of the Championship.

This year European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship is marked by a record number of participants: more than 700 players in Blitz and more than 800 in Rapid Championship. Such great interest proves that the Polish Chess Federation and Poland are great hosts.

Last year the European Champions were Anton Korobov (Blitz) and Richard Rapport (Rapid).

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The event was preceded by 4th Memorial Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska, which concludes today in Wroclaw.

Top rated players, Blitz:

1 GM KOROBOV Anton UKR B 2752
2 GM SAVCHENKO Boris RUS B 2733
3 GM RIAZANTSEV Alexander RUS B 2707
4 GM NAVARA David CZE B 2705
5 GM VITIUGOV Nikita RUS B 2695
6 GM SHIMANOV Aleksandr RUS B 2691
7 GM EDOUARD Romain FRA B 2686
8 GM MATLAKOV Maxim RUS B 2683
9 GM KOVALENKO Igor LAT B 2682
10 IM BORTNYK Olexandr UKR B 2679
11 GM RAGGER Markus AUT B 2674
12 GM INARKIEV Ernesto RUS B 2671
13 GM ANTON GUIJARRO David ESP B 2664
14 GM FEDORCHUK Sergey A. UKR B 2661
15 IM DEMIDOV Mikhail RUS B 2656
16 IM CHIGAEV Maksim RUS B 2645
17 GM EFIMENKO Zahar UKR B 2640
18 GM KEMPINSKI Robert POL B 2637
19 GM SOCKO Bartosz POL B 2632
20 GM VALLEJO PONS Francisco ESP B 2629

Top rated players, Rapid:

1 GM KOVALENKO Igor LAT R 2741
2 GM VITIUGOV Nikita RUS R 2701
3 GM RAGGER Markus AUT R 2701
4 GM RIAZANTSEV Alexander RUS R 2697
5 GM EFIMENKO Zahar UKR R 2695
6 GM VALLEJO PONS Francisco ESP R 2689
7 GM SOCKO Bartosz POL R 2689
8 GM SALGADO LOPEZ Ivan ESP R 2685
9 GM WOJTASZEK Radoslaw POL R 2684
10 GM MATLAKOV Maxim RUS R 2684
11 GM ALEKSEEV Evgeny RUS R 2679
12 GM BARTEL Mateusz POL R 2674
13 GM KOROBOV Anton UKR R 2673
14 GM MOISEENKO Alexander UKR R 2670
15 GM FEDORCHUK Sergey A. UKR R 2664
16 GM INARKIEV Ernesto RUS R 2653
17 GM EDOUARD Romain FRA R 2651
18 GM ONISCHUK Vladimir UKR R 2648
19 GM BOLOGAN Viktor MDA R 2647
20 GM VOLOKITIN Andrei UKR R 2643

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